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Life on the Reservations
     

Life on the Reservations

by Tammy Gagne
 
About five million people in the United States today are Native Americans. More than one million of them live on reservations. These areas were first set aside for Native Americans during the nineteenth century when President Andrew Jackson passed the Indian Removal Act. Because he wanted their land, Jackson and his army forced thousands of Native Americans to travel

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About five million people in the United States today are Native Americans. More than one million of them live on reservations. These areas were first set aside for Native Americans during the nineteenth century when President Andrew Jackson passed the Indian Removal Act. Because he wanted their land, Jackson and his army forced thousands of Native Americans to travel the infamous Trail of Tears. Many didn't survive this horrific journey. Those who did made new lives for themselves on the reservations. Today the reservations are home to a wide range of Native American cultures as well as some serious problems. Join us as we explore what life is like on the reservations today.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 6–8—This set examines the diverse aspects of Native American life with a focus on business and industry, life on reservations, heritage preservation, and relations with the U.S. government. The densely worded pages are difficult to mine due to the omission of headings. However, the authors do a solid job of avoiding generalizations, opting instead to illuminate the themes according to the perspectives of a variety of tribes. For instance, in Heritage, vignettes from the lives of members of the Saponi, Abenaki, and Comanche tribes add interest as well as a sense of how greatly the cultures vary. Photographs of uneven quality and reproductions illustrate each title.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612284446
Publisher:
Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2013
Series:
State of Affairs: Native Americans in the 21st Century Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
938,651
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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